Author Archives: Jessica Lura

About Jessica Lura

I am the director of strategic initiatives and partnerships at public K-8 charter school in Northern California. I work to integrate technology and hands-on learning into the classroom. I develop and lead professional development for my school, helping teachers develop project-based learning and design thinking units, integrate technology and digital citizenship in the classroom, and create opportunities for real world interactions and projects. For my efforts, I was named Santa Clara County's Office of Education Charter School Teacher of Year for 2013 and a 2014 Comcast All-Star Teacher. I am also a 2014 Google Certified Teacher.

Storytelling and Teacher Voice

I always feel like once you start paying attention to topic/event/idea, you see it everywhere. For me, storytelling has been this topic. Everywhere I look, storytelling and telling your story is there, proclaiming its worth and explaining why YOU should … Continue reading

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My Medium Posts

I am exploring using Medium as a place to write, reflect, connect, learn. Click on my Medium profile below to see more. 

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Leading from the Classroom

How might we support teachers to grow and learn through out their career? What drives people to be motivated to continue to learn and grow? How might the teaching profession keep the spark of curiosity alive? These are important questions … Continue reading

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